10 February 2010 | gustavo-43
Witty, real, and so much fun -- a wild ride!
I had a chance to catch this film at a screening and wow, I am so glad I decided to go see it.
Tao and the rest of the creatives really put together a wonderful team -- the ease and joy with which they worked is apparent in every shot. The character performances are bold, lovable, strong and somehow vulnerable at the same time. The locations are stellar -- it is a complete and all-encompassing homage to Los Angeles. And the cinematic guerrilla-style shooting really serves the piece -- allowing for some truly magical moments to unfold throughout the film that would not have otherwise been captured.
The audience was laughing, or should I saw guffawing, at the beginning and also at the end of the piece. Yet we were also moved by some very touching, pulled-from-real-life dialogue and the patchwork of cultures that make up the fabric of a fabulously seedy, not-often-shown-in-the-movies LA.
What else can I say? I loved it. Go see this film -- if you can, as fast as you can, with as many people as you can. You will not be sorry.